[ExI] Faster than light??

Dennis May dennislmay at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 27 18:46:27 UTC 2011

Tomaz Kristan wrote:

>  The question is how big the revision must be. Depends on which is true:

>  ...c is a little higher and photons are a bit slower than c. Neutrinos 
>  travel with a velocity between those two. Minor revisions,...

I mentioned in a previous post that orthodox physics might take this
view if the experimental results hold up.

Neutrinos travel faster than observable light because they are not
interacting with the E&M components of the vacuum as strongly
as light does.  This creates an ideal speed of light c versus a 
measurable speed of light c' with neutrinos doing whatever they

Next you will need to see if there are preferred frame of reference
for neutrino speed n' which is believed to be less than ideal c.
In large frames of reference it will become possible to send
and decode signals faster than c'.  

If yet other effects are discovered or other particles exhibit unique
speeds the simplicity of Einstein Relativity and claims of no
preferred reference frames will become harder and harder to
justify.  Then we are back to some form of LET-like theory.

Dennis May
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